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Apr 30, 2020

• Current pasture conditions and the grazing outlook for Kansas this summer

• Cow and heifer synchronization management for the breeding season ahead

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Insect activity in the home landscape…

00:01:30 – Pasture Conditions, Grazing Outlook:  K-State range and pasture management specialist Walt Fick discusses pasture conditions and the grazing outlook for Kansas this summer, and considerations on stocking rates in accordance with those conditions...he also talks about monitoring grass productivity during the grazing season for making stocking adjustments if necessary.

00:12:56 – Cow and Heifer Synchronization Management:  K-State beef reproduction specialist Sandy Johnson talks about cow and heifer synchronization management heading into the spring breeding season to achieve early breeding success and high conception rates...she shared her input as part of the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State.

00:24:20 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:25 – Landscape Insect Activity:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about several landscape insects that are turning up in Kansas now, including tent caterpillars in trees, scale on pines and lilac ash borers.


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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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